Creating Text Sets to Engage Students
It is old news, by now, that the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards’ added emphasis on informational and multi-genre texts has shifted reading instruction in the classroom. Text sets are collections of selections from different genre, media, and levels of reading unified around a topic or theme that they explore.
Participants will explore the nature of text sets, research on their effectiveness in instruction, learn how to assemble a text set around a topic or theme and then work collaboratively to begin the process of
identifying resources for and assembling a text set. Get a head start on planning for next year by beginning a unit and text set for use in your classroom!
Please bring a laptop or moblie device for researching resources and titles.
Featured Presenter: Carol Hailey McLean
Carol Hailey McLean taught middle and high school English for more than 30 years. She served as the English department chair at Shawnee Mission North High School for 18 years and was the K-12 Reading/Language Arts Resource Specialist for Shawnee Mission USD 512. Carol conducts staff development for districts, including implementation of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, and assists schools in developing school improvement plans. In addition, she is a consultant for the College Board and a Ruby Payne cadre trainer for A Framework for Understanding Poverty.
Grades K-12 English /
Language Arts Teachers
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jones Institute for
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS
Map to Event:
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$125 (includes lunch &, materials)
Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE.
(The 1.0 credit will not post
to your official transcript until
the end of the Fall Semester.)
Additional fee for graduate credit.
Enrollment is limited to 35
participants. A minimum of 8
participants is required to hold
the workshop. Registration will
close on June 4, 2014.